Marian Wright Edelman's Testimony for Hearing on the Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft

Release Date: June 23, 2009


On June 23, 2009, Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman testified at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about the House Tri-Committee Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft.

Mrs. Edelman testified that, "The Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft takes strong steps towards quality health reform for millions of Americans—but I am concerned that under your proposal children don't get their fair share of needed reform, and rather than being better off than they are now, some are at risk of being worse off."

Read Mrs. Edelman's complete written testimony and her Child Watch® Column, "This Is Congress's Chance to Fix the Health Care System for All Children."


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